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23 January 2013

Western Inyo gravel strata

Western Inyo gravel strata

This image is from the canyon in which route 168 ascends the Inyo Range from Big Pine, California. View is to the south/southwest. Those are gravel layers that dip gently westward. I think they’re associated with the underlying Waucobi Lake Beds, which are Plio-Pleistocene in age. The lake beds are made of finer stuff, but I think these gravels could be alluvial fan/delta complexes that prograded out into the lake. …

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